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I LOVE TEACHING: The reflective stories of English teachers at achieving shools in Banda Aceh

Razali, Khairil, Zulfikar, Teuku

Englisia Journal Vol 6, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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The study explored the teachers teaching strategies in six high achieving schools in Banda Aceh. One main purpose of the study was to explore particular strategies teachers use in conducting teaching effectively. The study was approached using the qualitative classroom research. The settings of the study were six high achieving secondary schools in Banda Aceh. The data of the study were collected through in-depth semi-structured Interview, observation and also focus group discussion. The data which was analysed using coding techniques reveals that most teachers interviewed suggested that they feel teaching at schools was at ease, and this due to mostly their extensive teaching experiences, trainings and Students’ learning passion.

RETHINKING THE USE OF L1 IN L2 CLASSROOM

Zulfikar, Zulfikar

Englisia Journal Vol 6, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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Using mother tongue (L1) in a foreign language (L2) classrooms is inevitable. Despite the debate over the adequacy of using L1 in the teaching of L2, this paper argues using L1 in the classroom does not hinder learning, and that L1 has a facilitating role to play in the classroom and can help L2 learning and acquisition. This paper shows that L1 is an inseparable part of language teaching, and it has several functions for both the students and teachers in English language learning and teaching. Therefore, those who believe L1 has a minimal role to play in the teaching of a foreign language are invited to think again of its role and contributions it makes to the fields of language learning and teaching.

TEACHING READING THROUGH KNOW-WANT-LEARNED (KWL) STRATEGY: The effects and benefits

Usman, Bustami, Fata, Ika Apriani, Pratiwi, Ratih

Englisia Journal Vol 6, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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This study aimed to chart out the effects of teaching reading using Know-Want-Learned (KWL) strategy of Blachowicz and Ogle. This study employed quantitative method by having one pre-test and posttest research design, conducted at SMPN 2 Kejuruan Muda, Aceh Tamiang District, with a total sample of 26 students. The test was analyzed by using t-test.  The study revealed that there was an improvement from the pre-test to the posttest and that the teacher had implemented KWL strategy accordingly so that the students improved their reading comprehension skill. In addition, KWL is one of the basic strategies developed to know the extent of learners’ ability and the way they commit it on their own. Thus, the strategy itself has an effect to trigger the students to be autonomous learners. However, it is suggested that the teachers modify some steps in the KWL procedures to eventually motivate the students in learning reading.

DEVELOPING PRAGMATIC COMPETENCE OF INDONESIAN EFL LEARNERS THROUGH TEACHING SPEECH ACTS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPLAINTS

Nuridin, Waliyadin

Englisia Journal Vol 6, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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The lack of pragmatic competence could result in unexpected effects on the speakers; for example, the speakers are considered as rude and aggressive people. Accordingly, developing pragmatic competence for EFL learners should be a great concern. This article is aimed to fill in the needs of pragmatic teaching by providing examples of teaching practices that could be used to develop EFL learners’ pragmatic competence. There are two tasks that have been designed by drawing on discourse processing framework proposed by Celce-Murcia and Olshtain (2000) to achieve the production of both written and spoken discourses. The first task is on speaking, particularly on the speech act of oral complaints. The second task is on writing a letter of complaint. This article suggests that developing pragmatic awareness through the speech act of oral and written complaints is desirable.

A REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Habiburrahim, Habib

Englisia Journal Vol 6, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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A review of the current literature on curriculum development elucidates that much of the existing work either: (i) focuses on the development of educational resources; (ii) rectifies the concept of curriculum; (iii) or identifies desirable features of development methods without providing any practical guidance that synchronizes the needs of any particular education systems and geographical status where students are living. This paper scrutinizes the development of the Department of English Language Education curriculum of Ar-Raniry State Islamic University (Universitas Islam Negeri Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh) Indonesia in line with Aceh context. It is flexible and evolutionary, and is soundly underpinned by proven theory and practices from contemporary curriculum development concepts. Systematically this article explores three pivotal aspects: educational foundation in Aceh, curriculum development in Indonesia, and an ideal curriculum of the Department of English Language Education, particularly in Aceh context.

PODCAST: An alternative way to improve EFL students’ listening and speaking performance

Yoestara, Marisa, Putri, Zaiyana

Englisia Journal Vol 6, No 1 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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This article aims to view the impacts of using podcast in improving listening and speaking performance. As there is a trend of using ICT in language teaching growths, the authors intend to discuss about the media that can be used in enhancing students’ ability in listening skill and speaking performance. The authors collected the information related to the topic of this article from several sources such as, books, journal articels, and previous studies. From these sources, it can be concluded that podcast can bring many benefits in teaching listening and speaking for EFL learners.

PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ PERFORMANCE POST MICROTEACHING CLASS IN FIELD EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

Meutia, Putri Dini, Elyza, Ferlya, Yusnila, Yusnila

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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The aim of this study was to investigate the pre-service teachers’ performance in the Field Experience Program after taking a microteaching class. The sample of this study was ten (10) pre-service teachers. The data collected were taken from pre-service teachers’ report books. The results of this study showed that microteaching helped the pre-service teachers in improving and achieving a good teaching performance in classroom during their Field Experience Program. In addition, after the pre-service teachers had a microteaching class, they were able to use appropriate learning methods and classroom management in order to achieve a better performance in the Program. It can be concluded that the microteaching class has played a role to the pre-service teachers in enhancing their teaching performance in the Field Experience Program.

AN ANALYSIS OF TENSES USAGE IN ANIMATED MOVIE “UP”: The relevance with 2013 curriculum for teaching EFL at junior high school in Indonesia

Isna, Nuzulul

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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Movies have been seen as an encouraging media in learning English, tuning out the formal fear of English. They have helped increase students’ confidence and initiative to ask and answer the questions, and improve their listening skill and attention span in English drastically (ODonnell, 1990). This article is intended to seek the applicability of the English sentences used in the movie Up and their uses for EFL learning in Indonesia. The 2013 curriculum was used as the standard guideline to determine the sentences’ appropriateness. A qualitative research by imposing content analysis method was employed to conduct the data analysis in this article. The findings classified the specific numbers of sentences generated in this research into ten (10) categories of English tenses. Another finding also indicated the applicability of those sentences for teaching EFL/ESL in junior high schools. Remarkably, these findings were substantial for appending the teachers’ resources in teaching English tenses.

APPLYING COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY IN TEACHING TENSES FOR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Suek, Leni Amelia

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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Cognitive load theory is a very useful concept that can be used by instructional designers, teachers, and educators to create effective instruction. It has been applied and developed in many areas including teaching English as a second or foreign language. In designing the instruction for teaching Tenses, worked example, split-attention effect, goal-free effect, modality effect, and redundancy effect are effective techniques that are used to reduce extraneous load, increase germane load, construct and automate schema. Designing and developing new instructions using cognitive load theory is also very useful. Teachers should understand this concept thoroughly because each instructional technique is connected to one another. In addition, it is very important to consider learners’ level of expertise, elements of interactivity and forms or sources of information before designing the instruction. Those elements of information and instructional techniques that are covered in the concept of cognitive load theory, should be well understood and applied by teachers particularly language teachers. Teaching foreign or second language is a big challenge for non-native English teachers; hence, effective instructional design can assist and enhance teaching learning process. This theory will contribute to positive outcomes where students understand the concept of Tenses thoroughly and teachers develop their teaching skill.

IMPROVING ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS’ ENGLISH VOCABULARY THROUGH THE USE OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS

Fidyati, Fidyati

Englisia Journal Vol 5, No 2 (2018)
Publisher : Universitas Islam Negeri Banda Aceh

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This study aims to find out the effectiveness of architectural drawings in teaching English vocabulary at first-semester college students of Architecture, Malikussaleh University, Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia. The media applied in the research worked in both improving Architecture-major students’ ability to learn the target language and motivating them in the teaching-learning process. A likert questionnaires analysis was used to determine factors affecting students’ lack of English vocabulary. The quasi-experimental method was applied to acquire the test data needed. The t-test formula was then used to find out the differences between conventional teaching technique and using-architectural-drawings technique through the pre-test and post-test scores. Based on the analysis, the findings showed that there was a significant success on improving the students’ vocabulary mastery. However, as the architectural drawings used in the research were limited on the presentation type of drawing, other kinds of architectural drawings may not result in the similar way.